Colosseum

Also known as Colosseuw
Members of Colosseum: Barbara Thompson, Chris Farlowe, Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke (2), Tony Reeves
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://temple-music.com/tm05on/html/colosseum/colosseum.html, http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=784, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_(band)

Discography of Colosseum:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Valentyne Suite 5 Audio 1969
2 Live In Vienna 1969 - Brema 1970 6 Audio 1992 Curcio
3 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio 1971
4 The Reunion Concerts 1994 12 Audio 1995 Intuition Records
5 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1971 Bronze Records (2)
6 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio 1972 Island Records
7 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1970 Dunhill
8 The Grass Is Greener 8 Audio 1970 ABC/Dunhill Records
9 Those Who Are About To Die Salute You 8 Audio 1977 Bronze Records (2)
10 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio 1979 Bronze Records (2)
11 Valentyne Suite 18 Audio 2005-04-22 Arcàngelo
12 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1971 Vertigo
13 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio 1972 Bronze Records (2)
14 The Time Machine 12 Audio 1991 Castle Communications
15 Those Who Are About To Die Salute You 14 Audio 2008-02-26 Sanctuary Midline
16 The Valentyne Suite 7 Audio 1998-08-03 Castle Communications
17 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1998-08-03
18 Valentyne Suite 20 Audio 2004 Sanctuary Midline
19 The Collectors Colosseum 8 Audio 1971
20 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 2005-04-22 Arcàngelo
21 Those Who Are About To Die Salute You 8 Audio 2005-04-22 Arcàngelo
22 Colosseum Live 16 Audio 2005-04-22 Arcàngelo
23 The Collectors Colosseum 8 Audio 1971 Bronze Records (2)
24 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1979
25 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1978 Bronze Records (2)
26 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1971
27 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio Bronze Records (2)
28 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1970 Vertigo
29 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1970 Vertigo
30 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1971
31 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1990 Bronze Records (2)
32 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1971
33 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1987 Castle Classics
34 Tomorrow's Blues 10 Audio 2003 Q-Rious Music
35 Live05 17 Audio 2010 Ruf Records
36 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio 1972-10-25 Bronze Records (2)
37 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1993 Castle Communications
38 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1993 Sequel Records
39 Valentyne Suite 8 Audio Bronze Records (2)
40 Colosseum Live 6 Audio 1990 Bronze Records (2)
41 Bread & Circuses 3 Audio 1997 Cloud Nine Records (2)
42 Those Who Are About To Die, Salute You 8 Audio 1998
43 Bread & Circuses 11 Audio 1997 Cloud Nine Records (2)
44 The Collectors Colosseum 8 Audio 1971 Island Records
45 Daughter Of Time 8 Audio 1970 ABC/Dunhill Records
46 Colosseum Live 7 Audio 1992 Sequel Records
47 Pop Chronik 18 Audio 1975 Bronze Records (2)
48 Those Who Are About To Die Salute You 6 Audio 1969 Dunhill
49 Valentyne Suite 7 Audio 1969 Vertigo
50 The Collectors Colosseum 8 Audio Bronze Records (2)


Colosseum is one of the pivotal progressive bands that emerged in the second part of the 60's. In 1968 the founding members were drummer [a=Jon Hiseman], tenor sax-player [a=Dick Heckstall-Smith] and bass player [a=Tony Reeves], later joined by [a=Dave Greenslade] (keyboards), [a=Clem Clempson] (guitar), [a=Chris Farlowe] (vocals) and [a=Mark Clarke (2)], who replaced Tony Reeves.

Colosseum made three studio albums: "Those Who Are To Die We Salute You" and "Valentyne Suite" (both from ’69) and "Daughter Of Time" (’70).

The music is a progressive mix of several styles (rock, jazz, blues) with lots of sensational solos and captivating interplay.

In ’71 the band released their highly acclaimed live album "Colosseum live", a proove of their great skills on stage but also showing that at some moments the compositions sounded a bit too stretched.

After Colosseum was disbanded in ’71, most of these members formed or joined known groups like [a=Humble Pie] (Clem Clempson), [a=Atomic Rooster] (Chris Farlowe), [a=Greenslade] (Dave Greenslade re-united with Tony Reeves) and [a=Colosseum II] (founded by Jon Hiseman).

The band was reunited in 1994 and is still active until to date.


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